Our Staff

We’re committed to the care, education, and safety of your children.

We hire therapists who are well-versed in the best practices of early childhood learning and development – particularly as it relate to children with Autism. Team members receive ongoing continuing education training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other interventions and are evaluated constantly throughout the year. The result for your child is a team that excels in stimulating children to learn, and prepares them for future learning, while also making each day fun and educational.

Director
“I feel truly privileged to spend my days surrounded by the sounds of children discovering, learning, and growing!”
Behavior Technician
My name is Kayla and I am a Behavior Technician! I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in May of 2023, and I am pursuing a masters degree in special education, with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. When I graduate from my program at Monmouth University,...
Behavior Technician
My name is Lauren. I have been working with special needs children for several years, and I've been with the Puzzle Place since December of 2023. I have a background in art therapy, having received my Bachelor's degree from Caldwell University. I am currently working on my master's degree in...
Behavior Technician
Hi, I’m Jordan! I received my Bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and I am currently working toward receiving my Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. I have been working with children diagnosed with ASD for 4 years. I love working with the children and helping them grow as...
Behavior Technician
“I love what I do because I have the opportunity to give children the tools they need to grow and be the best version of themselves.”
Behavior Technician
“The progress children have, big or small, is so rewarding to see!”
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
“I feel proud to…bring meaningful change to the children we serve.”
Occupational Therapist (OT)
Faige, an occupational therapist for the last decade working with preschool and school age children, has been the OT at The Puzzle Place since 2019. She earned her Bachelors of Science from Excelsior College, and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York Institute of Technology. Faige is...
Office Manager
Hi, my name is Tara Russomanno and I have been the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant for The Puzzle Place since September of 2023. I have had such a positive experience working here and seeing the children every day has been pure joy! The bond between therapist and child is extremely special...

Patient Stories